Most Similar Movies to Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)


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Escape from Alcatraz (1979), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Cool Hand Luke (1967), 21 (2008), Papillon (1973), Bronson (2008), Papillon (2017) ... Let's take a look at the following list...

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.6/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

9.3/10 Drama, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Cinematic alchemy of a kind that's all too rare, propelled by a supremely talented cast, a sumptuous score by Thomas Newman and a first-rate script and direction from first-timer Frank Darabont.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

8.1/10 Drama, Crime

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

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21 (2008)

21 (2008)

6.8/10 Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

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Papillon (1973)

Papillon (1973)

8.0/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

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Bronson (2008)

Bronson (2008)

7.1/10 Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

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Papillon (2017)

Papillon (2017)

7.1/10 Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

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Hunger (2008)

Hunger (2008)

7.6/10 Drama, Biography

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.

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Dead Man Walking (1995)

Dead Man Walking (1995)

7.5/10 Crime, Drama

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

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Brubaker (1980)

Brubaker (1980)

7.2/10 Crime, Drama

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

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Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express (1978)

7.6/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

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Shot Caller (2017)

Shot Caller (2017)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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The Escapist (2008)

The Escapist (2008)

6.8/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's ... See full summary »

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Animal Factory (2000)

Animal Factory (2000)

6.6/10 Crime, Drama

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

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Lock Up (1989)

Lock Up (1989)

6.4/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

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Undisputed (2002)

Undisputed (2002)

6.2/10 Action, Crime, Drama

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

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Unbroken (2014)

Unbroken (2014)

7.2/10 Biography, Drama, War

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

7.1/10 Biography, Drama, History

A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

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The Longest Yard (1974)

The Longest Yard (1974)

7.1/10 Comedy, Crime, Drama

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

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Shahid (2012)

Shahid (2012)

8.3/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

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In the Name of the Father (1993)

In the Name of the Father (1993)

8.1/10 Drama, Biography

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

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